Makes sense. Haven't drafted one since 2009 and have no real prospect depth to speak of. Hamilton has Tokarski/Delmas, nothing of note in Junior/Euro leagues.
Yeah. I don't see why they wouldn't look to draft a goaltender. It's certainly not a strength of their pipeline at the moment. Just because they have Price and will likely have him for a very long time...it's still a good idea to continue drafting and developing young goaltenders to complement that.
Looking at the starting goaltenders in the league right now there are just as many if not more who were taken either in the late rounds or not drafted at all as there are 1st round picks. Picking a goalie with a 1st round pick is bad asset management.
They will, they have too many picks not to and they need something in the system.
I don't even consider Saros and while I rank Desroisiers and Fucale high on my list, I don't particularly want the Habs to end up with either. Desrosiers is extremely coachable though and he has the rebound control at a young age, which is extremely important, I only question his athleticism on second shot chances.
If Habs take a goalie in 1st round or even high 2nd I recommend people read Habs board.
It would be a good idea to draft a goalie with the type of picks we have.
I'm just opposed to the idea of drafting a goalie with a top 10 pick. Unless we're talking about an amazing goalie that was supposed to go top 5 and is slipping or something.
I just think drafting goalies with a high pick is such a big stupid waste. But since our picks are not anywhere near top 15 then it's a good idea. But goalies are not exciting choices since they're so far away from their top potential.